'''Jake Shimabukuro''' (born November 3, 1976, in Honolulu
) is an United States|American ukulele virtuoso
known for his fast and complex finger work.
His music combines elements of jazz, blues, funk, rock, bluegrass, classical, folk, and flamenco.
Shimabukuro has written numerous original compositions, including the entire soundtracks to two Japanese films, ''Hula Girls
'' (2007) and the Japanese remake of ''Sideways
Well known in Hawaii and Japan during his early solo career in the early 2000s, Shimabukuro became famous internationally in 2006, when a video of him playing a virtuosic rendition of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps
" was posted on YouTube without his knowledge and became one of the first viral video
s on that site.
His concert engagements, collaborations with legendary musicians, media appearances, and music...